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The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day



14th July 1916

On this day:


  • 16th Northumberlands consolidate points.   16th Northumberlands mount an attack to consolidate points 45 and 63 at Ovillers-la-Boisselle. At night they are relieved by the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment, the Northumberlands go into billets at Bouzincourt.

  • Wire Cutting   236th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery at Aix-Noulette. Trench Mortars continue wire cutting covered by fire from 18 pounders. At 1600 enemy retaliated for our wire cutting on Straight - Huntrench and Boshwalk. Our artillery retaliated strongly and the enemy ceased firing.

  • 125th Heavy RGA at Mametz wood.   125th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery are at Mametz Bottom wood

  • 30 men of 2nd Northumberland report sick    At 6.30pm on 14th July 1916, 30 other ranks from 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers were admitted to 85 Field Ambulance, Bozista, sick.

  • 3rd Canadian Tunnelling Coy War Diary   

    Hill 60 Major Davis investigated noises & decided on loading in 3 places, not to tamp until further investigation.

    Listening carefully carried out as arranged. Could hear plainly German Listeners walking in his gallery, from No.6 L.P. 16th Battalion relieved 15th Battalion on left, and 13th Battalion relieved 14th Battalion on right.

  • 14th July 1916 Standby at half hours notice all day

  • 14th July 1916 In Billets

  • 14th Jul 1916 26th Brigade Attack

  • 14th Jul 1916 Favourable News

  • 14th July 1916 Squadron Reforms

  • 14th Jul 1916 Sniping

  • 14th Jul 1916 Gun Drill

  • 14th Jul 1916 Bought With Blood

  • 14th Jul 1916 Trench Raid

  • 14th Jul 1916 Under Shellfire

  • 14th Jul 1916 Into Support

  • 14th Jul 1916 Composite Battalion





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Remembering those who died this day.

  • Pte. Reginald Atkinson Bell. Border Regiment 2nd Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Archibald Black. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. Charles Booth. West Yorkshire Regiment 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Gnr. Albert Carr. Royal Garrison Artillery 21st Battery Read their Story.
  • Pte. Joseph Riley Dickinson. Cheshire Regiment 10th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Thomas Earl. Border Regiment 8th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Green. West Yorkshire Regiment 12th Battalion Read their Story.
  • Pte. John Knox. East Yorkshire Regiment 8th Battalion Read their Story.
  • L/Cpl. William Frederick Manton. Middlesex Regiment 12th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Edmund Josiah Henry Seare. Kings Shropshire Light Infantry 7th Btn. Read their Story.
  • Pte. John George Wills. Northumberland Fusiliers 14th Btn Read their Story.
  • Lance Corporal Walter George Winchcombe. Middlesex Regiment 12th Btn. "B" Coy. Read their Story.
  • Pte. Samuel Wright. East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Btn. Read their Story.

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